Former union minister and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today said that ‘Tamils should forget that India will ever again intervene in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka, except to raise issues of bilateral agreements and treaty obligations in a friendly way of a cohort and within the SAARC and UN framework.’
Addressing the defence seminar in Colombo Mr. Swamy said, “the misguided activities of fringe groups and low-level knee-jerk competitive politics of parties in Tamil Nadu, are not worth any attention since we mainstream patriotic Indians are clear: We are Indians first and Tamils afterwards.”
Speaking of the Tamil Eelam concept, Swamy said, “The support for the so-called "Tamil race" theory and therefore Eelam as a Tamil homeland, has now sharply dwindling support amongst Sri Lankan Tamils and even in fringe groups in Tamil Nadu with the realisation of common ancestry.”
“And hence if there is a conflict of interests between the sectional and national interests, then Indian national interest will prevail at all costs,” he said.
“The Indian Constitution mandates that under Articles 247, 256 and 356, and I as a senior Minister in 1991 had enforced those provisions of the Constitution to have the President dismiss the DMK state government and crush the pro-LTTE movement in Tamil Nadu. There is now no overt presence of LTTE anywhere in India,” he said.
“If necessary, we will again invoke those provisions of the Constitution if it becomes necessary in the future, for which eternal vigilance is essential,” he said.
Is he referring to SL Tamils or Jayalalitha's Tamils?
hello Friday, 06 September 2013 01:59 AM
One of the few who speak for Sri Lanka. Who finances him?
puka bunda Friday, 06 September 2013 03:53 AM
He is only a former leader. Shut up and get ready for the grave. IDIOT
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 06 September 2013 04:02 AM
banda Friday, 06 September 2013 04:19 AM
Who is this joker? He is basically dead wood in indian Politics.
Vivek Friday, 06 September 2013 04:54 AM
Who the hell is this person to say this? He is not in power in India. If he contest election he will never even get 5000 votes. This guy is just an international broker who does broker job for commission.... He cant even walk freely without security in Tamilnadu, he will get hammered by Tamilnadu students and people.
Only people like MR and Gota can respect this kind of a useless fellow...
Chester Friday, 06 September 2013 06:12 AM
It seems like many pro-Pakistani, pro-Taliban, pro-islam people are congregating on these discussion boards.
common man Friday, 06 September 2013 06:41 AM
Are you involved in Rajiv Gandhi's murder? Some people do say?
kumar Friday, 06 September 2013 06:44 AM
He is rejected man of Indian Politics and has to do this type of work for his survival. Sri Lanka is spending considerable amount for this worthless fellow.
DeSelva Friday, 06 September 2013 06:46 AM
Intervene for what? The LTTE is defeated and the GOSL claims that LLRC is going well, all cadres arer being rehbilitaed, Tamils in the North and in the rest of the country are happy etc etc. So Mr Swamy what intervention are you referring to? Unless you know something , after attending the Defence Seminar? May be a plot to wipe out all Tamils under the guise that they are insular and a threat to the country?
satha Friday, 06 September 2013 02:29 PM
HE IS INDIAN MERVI SILVA
Thomas Friday, 06 September 2013 02:45 PM
Unpopular Indian politician
Rohan1 Saturday, 07 September 2013 05:07 AM
WOW... would it be possible that the same Su Swamy negotiated a deal between John Abraham and the Kurakkan Samagama to make the movie, Madras Café, to cover up the real story of Rajiv assassination?
DAVID Saturday, 07 September 2013 07:20 AM
YOU ARE A REAL JOKER AND A TRAITOR. WHO CARE YOU AND YOUR OPINION. GO TO HELL.
jamal Saturday, 07 September 2013 07:48 AM
Handle of wooden axe
shika Saturday, 07 September 2013 08:49 AM
I do not how much Swamy received from Govt for making such an irresponsible response.
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